MAFF 2017 – Saturday, November 4, 2017

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The Basics

WHAT:
Milwaukee Area Fall Frenzy (MAFF) adventure race!
This is the third and final race of the 1st Basis Wisconsin Adventure Series.
Expect 8 hours of team-based fun/challenge that you’re not likely to forget!   For those who’ve done this before, you can probably skip to “WHEN”.   For those asking “Adventure what?!?”, you can get an idea of what to expect by looking at past events.

 

  • WHEN:
    Saturday November 4, 2017
      7:00am – 7:45am: Check-in   (TBD: Most likely location is Trecker Lodge – Homestead Hollow – note that final location will be communicated within 30 days prior to race date)
      7:15am – 7:45am: Basic Orienteering Clinic   (optional – If interested, email us by October 30th)
      8:00am – 8:30am: Pre-race meeting   (mandatory)
      9:00am: Race begins
      5:00pm: Race ends
      5:00pm – 7:30pm: Post-race meal and awards.
  • WHERE:
    Lapham Peak State Park  –  Delafield,WI
  • WHY:
    Why not?!?
    Actually, we’d like to continue our tradition of providing quality races guaranteed to challenge you and your team while at the same time helping to raise money for charitable organizations.   With continued cuts in state budgets, you can bet the parks we love need more help than ever before to continue to be the gems we’ve grown to expect. This is typically Wisconsin’s last adventure race each year so you don’t want to miss this chance to get out in the sticks one more time before hibernating!
  • WHO:
    ANYONE in decent physical condition!   If you can trail run 2 miles, bike 20 miles, paddle for 1 hour, and find someone who can read a map, you will likely be able to complete this race.   However, if you want to do well and/or reduce your level of discomfort, you’d be wise to train beyond those levels because actual race distances will be a bit longer.   Each team should also have at least one person who is familiar with orienteering or willing to learn (please let us know ahead of time if you need help with this).
  • HOW:
    See registration info
  • Please email us with any questions/concerns.

The Rules

  • Rules
  • Cameras may be used to record your adventure/fun/misery, but not to assist your racing in any way.

The Course

  • GENERAL INFO:
    We achieve course flexibility by implementing a Score-O type strategy for each discipline.   That essentially means teams go for as many Control Points (CPs) as they want, but must acquire the minimum number of CPs specified for each discipline to avoid a “short-coursed” ranking (a “short-coursed” team cannot finish ranked higher than a full course team).   If your team goal is to win, you will likely need to acquire all CPs on the course.   To help teams strategize and stay on course, cut-off times are established for most disciplines.   If you do not leave a discipline by the cut-off time, your team risks being “short-coursed”.
    Maps and aerial photos needed for navigating the course will be provided.   No other maps/photos allowed.
  • BIKE:
    2-3 hours (not all at once).   Predominantly road riding, but expect some off-road.   Mountain bikes encouraged since that is the norm for adventure racing.   Road and cyclocross bikes will be allowed; HOWEVER, to even the playing field, CP/time adjustments will be made.   Details on MAFF Gear page.
  • MYSTERY CHALLENGES:
    .5 hour.   If we told you anything about these, they wouldn’t be mysteries anymore!
    But expect some sort of unusual challenging activities.
  • ORIENTEERING/TREKKING:
    2-3 hours (not all at once).   Trails can be used for parts of this discipline, but bushwhacking will be needed if your team’s goal is to acquire all CPs.   CPs will be pre-plotted on maps of various scales that we’ll provide for you.
    Note:  Please do not let a fear of navigating prevent you from trying this event!   Keep an eye on our Events page for multiple learning/practice opportunities before the race.   These opportunities are either FREE or very reasonably priced (not to mention – just plain fun!).
  • PADDLE:
    1-2 hours.   Expect flat water paddling.
    We intend to use the same boats that were used in recent MAFFs (see Events page 2011, 2012 Race History).   You may use your own paddles and PFDs or use the ones provided.   If any paddling gear transport is necessary, we’ll take care of that for you.

The Rest

  • TEAM CONFIGURATIONS / DIVISIONS / PRIZES:
    3 or 4 person coed is preferred for this race and will be considered the Premier division.
    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Premier division will receive prizes.
    However, we don’t want anyone to miss out just because they couldn’t find the right mix.   Therefore, 3 or 4 person same gender, along with 2 person (coed or same gender), will be allowed in the Open division.
    Only 1st place in the Open division will receive a prize.
    The prizes above are separate from the over $2,000 in cash prizes for the 1st Basis Wisconsin Adventure Series.
  • REGISTRATION:
Final fee schedule at http://maff.zapevent.com
This fee covers our expenses for the event (insurance, shelter/facilities, boats, maps, food, etc.) and will leave some extra for prizes and our donation to the designated charity (more teams = more prizes/donation!).
  • Other fees  (for items participants must acquire before/on event day – e.g., park and trail passes)
    • We may require membership in the USARA – more to come
    • Each vehicle driven to the event requires a state park pass (either annual or one day).
    • State trail pass will be required (carry with you during all bike portions of race).
    • NOTE:  If you need a daily vehicle pass and the ranger is not at the park office, be sure to self register.   Ranger will likely check vehicles at various times throughout the day and issue citations if necessary.
    • Pass fee info can be found here.

 

Refund Policy

If your team is unable to race, you may transfer/sell your entry to another team. Due to the costs of planning and organizing this event, we cannot offer refunds.
  • Registration deadlines:
Online – refer to registration page for details
  • Registration is open! This waiver will be provided for signing at the event, but please read beforehand to speed-up check-in.
    Any participant under 18 years of age, must have parental/guardian approval signature prior to event.

  • SUPPORT:
    This is an unsupported event.   Teams will be responsible for transporting their own gear as needed throughout the event.   The exception to this is the paddle (please see Gear List for more info)
  • FOOD/WATER:
    Food during the event is whatever you carry or can find along the course.   Water is available at the park and at various locations along the course.   Food and drink will be provided for the post-race party and awards presentation.

The Teams Racing as of Today

Premier Division:

 

Open Division: